Growing in God's Love as an Open, Caring Community

ANNOUNCEMENTS MAY 27, 2018

Welcome to our guest celebrant,  the Rev. Lev Sherman and his wife, Ann this morning.

FAITH LINKING IN ACTION

Faith Linking in Action Convening is this Wednesday, May 30 right here at St. Pat’s. Pot Luck is from 5:30-6:15 then the meeting is 6:15-8. So much is happening right now with staff changes and very important meetings at Bangor and Hampden City Councils regarding the bus. We are also beginning the gardening season so the Food Access Committee has exciting news and information. St. Pat’s is a huge part of that. Plus so much more. We will have opportunities to discuss in small groups being neighbors, being welcoming, being inclusive. How do each of us respond is various situations? This is such an important aspect of the work we have been doing here through Living Local: Joining God. Your presence is also very important so sign-up in the Common Room.

FLIA Team meetings:

Transportation for All: Next meeting will be Thursday, June 21 @ Hammond St. Congregational Church, Bangor  9-11am. Evaluate further developments with the Bangor City Council proposal for another bus system study and the concern that Hampden may discontinue bus service all together.

Childcare/Jobs: Next meeting will be Thursday, June 7 at Redeemer Lutheran, Essex St., Bangor 6:30-8pm

Food Access Committee: Next meeting will be Thursday, June 14 at the BARN 124 Center St., Brewer 11 am-1 pm. Please let Mary Ann Perry know if you can attend this meeting. Now that we are a part of the gardening project we should always have representation at this meeting. There is always a gardening information piece at the meeting—very interesting.

Holyoke Street Community Garden is starting. Tom Copeland and Pete Perry built three new raised beds last Sunday and now we are ready for more dirt and to plant. Some of our neighbors are excited to share the gardening experience with us. There are so many opportunities to participate from one project to a regularly scheduled job. Reap the benefits of fun, food, friendship, and fellowship!    Talk to anyone on the Living Local Guiding Team for more information: Pat Blethen, Jane Harburger, Peg Olson and Mary Ann Perry.

Here is a list of ways you can help.

  • Help add soil
  • Help plant soon
  • Water
  • Weed
  • Harvest
  • Distribute and take produce home
  • Chat with neighbors
  • Attend neighborhood monthly gardening meetings

St. Pat’s indoor garage sale is Saturday, June 2.. We will need donations as well as help. Donations can be dropped off starting May 28. No sooner, please, as we have groups that use our facility during the week. We will be setting up on Friday, June 1. Time to be determined.

Join us for a fun, family puppet show on Sunday, June 24 at 5 pm.  Monica Norris and her father are taking their church’s puppet ministry on the road to St. Pat’s.  The evening will kick off with a short puppet show, a puppet  meet and greet, presentation about the puppet ministry, and lovely  snacks. Monica has been part of her church’s puppet ministry since she was a teen. 

Summer Camp for Adults! Take a flyer from the Common Room to register for the Diocesan Adult Retreat at Camp Bishopswood June 15-17. This year Celtic and Ignatian resources will be used to help attendees connect with Christ in nature, scripture, community and depths of the heart. You will have the opportunity to seek a deeper awareness of Jesus and open yourself in generosity and compassion. Scholarships are available. Even if you can attend only part of the weekend, it is a wonderful experience. Talk to Mary Ann Perry for more information.

Civil Discourse: The Outward and Inward Work of Bridging Divides and Finding Peace in the Face of Differences”  32nd Annual Thomas Nevola MD Symposium Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Colby College, Waterville.  Presented by the Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency and Maine Medical Center in partnership with the National Institute for Civil Discourse. See Rick for more information.

Artful Spirit’s next project is a workshop entitled Introduction to SoulCollage ® led by Christine Talbott on Saturday, June 16 12:00-3:00 PM.  Information on what SoulCollage ® is can be found in the common room.  This workshop is experiential, with a focus on making collages on cards that represent parts of one’s soul. It’s fun and delightfully enlightening. A nick name could be “spiritual scrap booking.”  Christine is available if you have any questions after church.

 

 

 

For more information:

Sanctuary Lamp. You might like to have a loved one remembered during our service by having their name listed with the Sanctuary Lamp memorials. Please sign-up on the list on the book case wall in the Common Room. You may want to make a memorial contribution to the Altar Guild for that date.

Loose Plate Offering. Loose offering is designated for Outreach on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The loose offering goes to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund on the 3rd Sunday of each month.

Nursery volunteers needed. Our roster of nursery volunteers is dwindling, requiring our volunteers to volunteer more frequent Sundays. Could you spare a Sunday and get to know our next generation of Episcopalians?  We have very simple lessons for our older children lasting 10-15 minutes. Men are most welcome!    It’s easy and fun! Please let Pat Blethen or Christine Talbott know if you are interested.

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